Volunteer opportunities for AMCIS 2019 are described below. Volunteers are required to work a total of 15 hours during the conference in exchange for a complimentary AMCIS 2019 registration. Volunteers will not work more than 15 hours during the conference, leaving ample opportunity to network and participate in conference activities. The complimentary registration includes all group meals and coffee breaks, access to paper sessions when not volunteering, and access to exhibitors. Volunteers must be fluent in oral and written English.

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

  • Network with your peers
  • Free conference registration
  • Meet scholars in the IS community
  • Attend conference paper sessions
  • Serve the IS Community

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?

Any doctoral student may apply for a volunteer position.  Participation as an AMCIS volunteer requires AIS membership and a commitment of 15 hours in exchange for a free conference registration.   Those in early stages of their doctoral education may find this opportunity especially valuable; it is a great introduction to AMCIS and the field of IS.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for a volunteer opportunity during AMCIS 2019, please complete the volunteer application in its entirety.  The application will close on May 25, 2019.

AMCIS 2019 Volunteer Application is not yet available: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7M8W6XF

Please note, this is an application for the opportunity to volunteer. Volunteer positions are not guaranteed and assignments are made based on schedule, need and the number of submissions.  All volunteers should be well-organized, friendly, and fluent in both oral and written English.

For volunteer inquiries, please contact Aretha Wright at Aretha@aisnet.org .

Volunteer Assignments include, but are not limited to:


Pre-AMCIS Workshop Assistance

Ensure workshop chairs are in attendance and all A/V needs are taken care of before the workshop begins. Conduct workshop head counts.  Monitors remain in or directly outside the rooms at all times. Volunteers must be proficient in the English language, organized and friendly.

Doctoral, Junior and Mid-Career Faculty Consortia Welcome Reception

Provide directional assistance. Volunteers must be friendly and fluent in English

Paper Session Room/AV Monitor

Ensure presenters and session chairs are in attendance and all needs are taken care of. Conduct session head counts.  Monitors remain in or directly outside the rooms at all times.

Greeters and Directional Assistance

Greeters will be positioned throughout the hotel. Volunteers must be able to answer questions pertaining to the AMCIS program and Mobile App, and accurately direct attendees to various conference events.

Welcome Reception

Provide directional assistance. Volunteers must be friendly and fluent in English

Awards Lunch

Provide directional to the lunch area and other needs related to the Awards Lunch. Volunteers must be proficient in the English language, organized and friendly.

Career Connect

Check-in pre-registered university recruiters and direct interviewees to the correct interview tables. Non- reserved tables in the Career Connect area are first come, first serve.  Volunteers will be responsible for the time management of the Career Connect area should a waiting line form.

Doctoral Student Corner

Assist the organizer with daily activities as they are related to the Doctoral Student Corner.

Social Event

Provide directional assistance. Volunteers must be friendly and fluent in English.

Keynote Assistance

Pass out material to attendees as they enter keynote session; other tasks related needs to the keynote session.

Network Lunch Assistance

As needed, help distribute box lunches. Be aware of locations of Poster Slam Sessions to direct attendees. Volunteers must be friendly and fluent in English, and well-organized.

Floater

Assist as needed for the conference. Tasks could include helping a workshop with registration, providing directions, or being a runner for the conference management. Volunteers must be proficient in the English language, organized and friendly.

Poster Session Setup and Support

Help committee person and poster presenters as needed.